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FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> the dictator qaddafi has now lost control of libya. he will be deposed soon but will president obama have him arrested as terrorist? we will debate that? >> my kid is not here. is he dead because of him. he ruined my [bleep] life. >> a corrupt judge accused by a mother of murder. wait until you hear. this i would like him to go to hell and rot there forever. >> megyn kelly with the story. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone from l.a. the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ reporting tonight from southern california, thanks for watching us. president obama taking a big hit in the leadership department. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. new rasmussen poll says that president obama's leadership status is at its lowest level since he took office in january of 2009. the national survey says just 37% of likely voters now say mr. obama is doing a good or excellent job as a leader. 40% rate his performance as poor in the leadership department. that's down 7 points in just one month. now, there are two things in play. the union brawl in wisconsin, and the tu
FOX News
Feb 24, 2011 11:00pm EST
of states. obama is doing this. imagine if president palin did it. >> that is your last call. we'll see you again tomorrow for a special on the record tea party politics a look at the tea poorty and it's predicted impact on 2012 elections. good night. go to greta wire. hello, mr. bill. >> bill: "the o'reilly factor" from l.a. is on. tonight: >> every once in a while you got to get out of the streets and get a little bloody when necessary. >> intense union debate throughout the country. but in wisconsin, the democratic senators will not come back to the state to vote. laura ingraham and caroline heldman will way in. >> we are not scared of any rats or cowards. we are going to stand strong. >> the dictator qaddafi has now lost control of libya. he will be deposed soon but will president obama have him arrested as terrorist? we will debate that? >> my kid is not here. is he dead because of him. he ruined my [bleep] life. >> a corrupt judge accused by a mother of murder. wait until you hear. this i would like him to go to hell and rot there forever. >> megyn kelly with the story. >> bill: cauti
FOX News
Feb 24, 2011 2:00am EST
in the streets. what should be done with this guy. why did it take so long for president obama to comment on it? right back with that report. >> bill: in the impact segment as you may know the country of libya is in revolt. many believe the brutal dictator is on the ropes. even though hundreds of people have been killed by gaddafi in the streets it took president obama until late today to say something specific, which is an interesting situation to say the least. joining us now from washington fox news strategic analyst lt. colonel ralph peters author of the book the officers club. all right so when the president spoke this afternoon he basically condemned the violence and, you know, the state department has been doing that from day one. and he is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to geneva to, i guess, have discussions. i mean, to me, it's -- i don't know. what are you going to discuss? how bad gaddafi is? so, first of all, why do you think that the president wasn't out day one saying you have got to get rid of this pinhead? >> well, because he really doesn't understand foreign policy
FOX News
Feb 24, 2011 5:00am EST
it take so long for president obama to comment on it? right back with that report. >> bill: in the impact segment as you may know the country of libya is in revolt. many believe the brutal dictator is on the ropes. even though hundreds of people have been killed by gaddafi in the streets it took president obama until late today to say something specific, which is an interesting situation to say the least. joining us now from washington fox news strategic analyst lt. colonel ralph peters author of the book the officers club. all right so when the president spoke this afternoon he basically condemned the violence and, you know, the state department has been doing that from day one. and he is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to geneva to, i guess, have discussions. i mean, to me, it's -- i don't know. what are you going to discuss? how bad gaddafi is? so, first of all, why do you think that the president wasn't out day one saying you have got to get rid of this pinhead? >> well, because he really doesn't understand foreign policy. he never took an interest in it. and he is terrible
FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 8:00pm EST
fire thousands of state workers and where is president obama who said this while campaigning for president. >> i'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes. i'll walk on that picket line with you. >> so far the president is no show. chris wallace and lou dobbs will talk about it. >> it's an emergency. >>> glenn beck has something to say about the big pro demonstrations that may take place tomorrow. the beckmeister will be here. >> you sound like thomas jefferson. >> i'm not thomas jefferson he was a [ bleep ]. >> cbs loses millions of dollars because charlie sheen has become unhinged. >> geraldo has the inside story as two and a half men has been closed down. >> wow! >> caution, you are about to the no-spin zone from california. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hings i'm bill o'reilly reporting from los angeles. thanks for watching us tonight. why hasn't president obama gone to wisconsin in support of the union workers there? that is the subject of the talking points memo. on november 3rd, 2007, then senator barack obama said this on the campaign trail. >> if american workers
CBS
Feb 11, 2011 4:00am EST
obama issued a critical and blunt statement following mubarak's latest defiant stand. now, clearly impatient, mr. obama said the universal rights of the egyptian people must be respected. quote, the egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority. the president said, but it is not clear yet that this transition is immediate, meaningful, or sufficient. ines ferre is in washington with more on this. good morning, ines. >> reporter: good morning, betty. and president obama held a late-night meeting at the white house with his national security team. they're scrambling right now, after being caught off guard by the latest turn of events. the white house was as surprised as anyone president mubarak did not step down. in a statement last night, president obama criticized the egyptian leader for not offering his people the reforms they demand. it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the word, it read. the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they h
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2011 10:00pm EST
but they haven't done a very good job of giving especially to american workers. today president obama went before the chamber of commerce to try to get that crowd to kind of act like patriots. commentary on that coming up. glenn beck imagines a coalition between muslim brotherhood and the american labor unions. and even some conservatives are cringing. and the super bowl, heck of a game. the messed up national anthem that has everybody talking at the water cooler. and the people who paid 200 bucks to watch the whole thing from the parking lot? that's a fan. this is the story that has me fired up to start things off tonight. american business. now here they are, they've had a heck of a run. they're sitting on $2 trillion and president obama wants them to get in the game for the american worker. sounds like the american thing to do. the president went into the lions den over at the chamber of commerce today and delivered this message very clear. >> now is the time to invest in america. today american companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets and i know that many of you have
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 10:00am EST
by the same party, they get more suspicious. very controversial, when obama's doing it. and perhaps it's something to be expected. perhaps even healthy. >> going to the white house is president obama will sign an extension, so i don't know. the democrats can't really use those, can they? >> i think they can. i think they overplayed their hand a little bit here. on their procedural change to require two-thirds majority. they could have put it up for the regular majority. so now, they feel they've given the democrats a little ammunition. >> what do you think now, pat, and what do you see it meaning going forward with these new tea party members? not just them, but the conservatives who are feeling energized by these new freshmen? >> they are constitutionalists and conservatives. we're about ten years out from 9/11 and their national concern is the national security state. they hold to the view that it's usually their own government that really intrudes upon liberty. they're being consistent with their values and beliefs and i think the republican party has to be aware that there's a lot
ABC
Feb 18, 2011 4:00am PST
as faceless bureaucrats. but we're talking about teachers and nurses and firemen. >> reporter: president obama said yesterday that the wisconsin budget seems like an assault on unions. house speaker john boehner quickly countered saying a president shouldn't attack a governor for tackling the tough, budget problems. vinita and rob? >> emily schmidt, in washington. thanks, emily. >>> arabs are out in force today, despite a government ban on public gatherings in bahrain. protesters are defiant, saying they will bring down the 200-year-old monarchy. >> the white house is chastising the government's violent crackdown on protesters. and urging some restraint. >>> the obama administration is also reaching out to support democracy in egypt, redirecting funds once meant for hosni mubarak's government. >> marches are planned across that country today, to celebrate one week since the end of the mubarak regime. lama hasan joins us, now live, from cairo, by phone, with more. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning. tens of thousands have massed in tahrir square, liberation square, for what they're c
FOX News
Feb 8, 2011 1:00pm EST
the police to keep the spring breakers safe. megyn? megyn: trace, thank you. president obama told bill o'reilly that americans are evenly divided when it comes to his signature healthcare law. not according to the latest polls. stunning new numbers just out and they're after this break. an air traffic controller whistle blower making shocking claims about what's really going on when controllers are supposed to be keeping you safe. we'll tell you what he's claiming and we'll investigate the evidence. and horrifying new video coming in on what happened when a driver headed the wrong way down a california highway. breaking news just ahead. she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her lon. oh, now that's t best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purin
NBC
Feb 8, 2011 4:00am PST
♪ >>> this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy, drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin, a jewelry store attack is foiled by a purse-wielding woman. >> narrator: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 8th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. northbound's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation may not be the best action because it would trigger a new election within 60 days mandatory, and given
NBC
Feb 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
president obama has quit, though not his day job. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> we're following a high stakes stand-off thousands of miles from where we are. here's what's going on. the crowds in the main square in cairo just got bigger again today. they say they will leave when president hosni mubarak leaves. the problem is, mubarak's new number two says the regime isn't going to end. mubarak isn't going anywhere for a while. and he said tonight egypt can't put up with these protests for a long time. at stake, control of egypt. the future of that country and both sides are well aware of that. again tonight we go first to our chief foreign correspondent richard engel in cairo. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this stand-off could be heading back to a confrontation. tonight the government put down a marker, it said it can't tolerate indefinite demonstration, but the protests are getting bigger. crowds in tahrir square swelled to hundreds of thousands again, the biggest in days. their demand remains unchanged. the cr
KRON
Feb 1, 2011 11:00pm PST
's president announced he will not seek reelection. and president obama responds to the situation. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable. >>> but first, a heart breaking day in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy. search crews recover the body of giuliani cardenas from a canal. reaction from the boy's family and the community that rallied to find him. it was 13 days ago that cardenas was taken from his grandmother's arms by his mother's former boyfriend. today after days of agonizing searches of an irrigation canal the search crews found the child's body. this map shows where it was found and where the original search started and where the crews pulled the silver toyota corolla from the waters on friday. the distance was about 30 miles. the body was spotted by a water department worker. there is no sign of the alleged kidnapper. at this point, the sheriff has issued a homicide warrant against rodriguez. but investigators believe that he, too, will be found in that canal. >> many cars as we pulled out of the canal and as much debris as we have found in our diving ope
FOX News
Feb 9, 2011 6:00am EST
. >> it's mysterious. she'll be in court today. president obama is reaching across the aisle today inviting house republicans to lunch at the white house. molly henneberg is live in d.c. with the details. molly, what's happening with this? >> good morning. well, president obama will meet with senior advisors this morning and with secretary of state hillary clinton this afternoon. but in between that, he has a political power lunch, the president will host the top three republicans in the house of representatives. house speaker john boehner, majority leader eric cantor and majority whip kevin mccarthy. these two sides, the president and the house -- and the house republicans, you know, they frequently don't see eye to eye, for example, the house already has voted in a largely symbolic move to overturn the president's signature health care overhaul legislation and likely to take future steps to defund it. the white house gave a preview of this lunch meeting yesterday. here's more. >> i think that the president looks forward to discussing all issues foreign and domestic. obviously,
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2011 2:00pm EST
president obama unveiled his proposed federal budget for the 2012 fiscal year which begins october 1st. the president outlined his plan this morning. a school in maryland where he had mixed news about education funding. primary education and training more teachers but cuts to help low-end students to attend congress. the total $3.73 trillion, more than 200 programs cut or eliminated and the budget aims to reduce the current record $1.6 trillion deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next 10 years. two-thirds would come from spending cuts, one-third from tax increases on wealthier americans. >> as a start, i've called for a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years. this freeze would cut the deficit by more $400 billion over the next decade. budget freeze will require tough choices. it will mean cutting things that i care deeply about, for example, community action programs and low-income neighbors and towns and community development block grants that so many of our cities and states rely on. >> and joining me now, cnbc's chief washington correspondent, john harwood. as i m
FOX News
Feb 10, 2011 6:00am EST
asked about that honor. >> i think it's a real honor. when obama called me about it, i was thrilled and i consider the medal of freedom a very special thing. i don't know whether the american people do so i'll be up there getting my little thing, the rosette for the lapel. >> the medal of freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. mr. bush will receive the award on february 15th at the white house. and those are the headlines. congratulations. >> that's awful nice. >> the ongoing crisis in egypt continues as now there's a general strike over there and now the protesters who were told to go away are fanning out to the parliament building as well as the health and human services building. now, more behind the scenes, back channel talks are being exposed and confirmed by the white house that shows the saudi king essentially firing a verbal warning shot to president obama. >> that's right. ford and you're looking live at pictures of the people in the streets right now in cairo. four days after the people took to the streets, apparently the king of saudi arabia called barack obama
CNN
Feb 7, 2011 11:00am EST
this hour, president obama reaches out to the nation's business leaders with a speech at the u.s. chamber of commerce. now, they are some of the most influential players in washington, and they're going to be there. carol costello is here with more. this is a group that raised a lot of money for the republicans, helped them win the house majority here and he's sitting down and speaking before them. obviously, he's trying to mend fences here. >> yes, the president is about to speak before the u.s. chamber of commerce, a powerful pro business lobby. it's kind of a kiss and makeup kind of thing. president obama called ceo types fat cats and accused the chamber of funneling money from overseas to support republican candidates. today to the chagrin of union types, president obama seems to be embracing big business. the president's new chief of staff is former j.p. morgan chase guy, and the chairman of the council on jobs is jeff. iimldt. he will tell them it's their members's responsibility to hire workers and pay decent wages, although that is not happening yet. the unemployment rate is 9%, a
FOX News
Feb 17, 2011 6:00am EST
a political position that the parties have taken and yesterday, barack obama was talking to a local affiliate, channel 9 somewhere where he took a political position regarding some of the entitlements. he said social security, we have to tweak a little bit, but basically, we can finance that well into the future. the big drivers of deficit and debt are medicare and medicaid, rising health care costs so the president's political position is for people who are on social security and fixed income, don't worry. your president is not going to touch it. if anybody touches it and if anybody tries to fix it essentially that's what the republicans would say. >> that goes into his whole main plattform of his biggest piece of legislation which is health care. >> you have to fix social security. >> right. but what he's doing is he's -- he's only thinking about getting re-elected, many say, so what he's doing is he's saying i'm going to save you a bunch of money because of the health care initiative that i passed. that's why he's focusing on medicaid and medicare. >> for the first time in decades, we're
ABC
Feb 11, 2011 4:00am PST
out. go out. >> reporter: president obama issued a written statement saying, we urge the egyptian government to move swiftly to explain the changes. and to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step-by-step process that will lead to democracy. and that white house statement did not mention president mubarak by name. it continued, though, saying the egyptian people made it clear there's no going back to the way things were. vinita and rob? >> emily schmidt in washington this morning. thank you. >>> after yesterday's developments what is happening on the ground right now? aaron katersky joins us live from cairo. aaron, what are you seeing? >> reporter: good morning. we're on the road to the part of cairo where the presidential palace is located. where president mubarak has been under heavy guard with members of his family, where they heard the speech that enraged people here. on the way, we're seeing empty streets. people are praying at friday prayers. but there's been calls for 21 egyptians to come to the streets. and we're waiting to see how the army responds to the prot
CBS
Feb 9, 2011 4:00am PST
obama gives up cigarettes for good. >>> sports sponsored by just for men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. schools are closing.. and.. how the decision is pitting neighbor against neighbor. plus.. should cops be armed with tasers? after several high profile shootings.. san francisco police.. consider a major change in policy. the rumors are swirling.. what we could learn today about the release of the i-pad 2. and.. how not getting enough sleep could give you a heart attack. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30. ,,,, >>> on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. sunshine, light winds, and cold temperatures will be around for the northeast. freezing temps will be on the move further in the texas region from the northern plains. and nice, sunny weather covers the west coast. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. anti-government protesters in egypt say they will not back down on the demands that president hosni mubarak leave office immediately. but, the mubarak government warns the pro
FOX News
Feb 26, 2011 7:00pm EST
. >>> with most americans safely out of libya, new comments from president obama about libya abouts leader uammar. gun fire on a u.s. navy base reports navy guards have shot sailors. i'm harris hawker in. faulkner. we are live with fox reports tonight. >> what the libyan leader is doing now to his own people to clinch the power. his gun spreading the word. tonight, fox reports from inside libya with the latest developments. and at the border of a neighboring country dealing with an in flux of terrified people fleeing the violence. plus,. >> because of labor unions we had it. >> people filling the streets in cities across the u.s., showing solidarity with public workers, claiming unions are under attack by state budget cuts. tonight, we are live at the symbolic epicenter of the struggle. the state capitol in madison, wisconsin, where 12,000 public sector jobs hang in the balance. and shocking new video. showing a robbery in action. what the thugs took that brought this woman to risk her life to get it back. at this hour, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton taking their hardest l
NBC
Feb 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
. going for obama in 2008. then gop mcdonald the following election. in arlington, news4. >>> senator webb is a decorated marine who served in vietnam. he was secretary of the navy under president ronald reagan. he was also a best selling author. >>> in egypt today, thousands continued to gather in cairo's main square. protesters blocked the path to parliament. the expanded protest followed a warning from egypt's vice president that the demonstrations would not be tolerated much longer. mean while they increased security along the road to the palace. protest leaders plan to march on the palace this friday. >>> still to come, lindsay lohan facing a felony because of a necklace. is she headed back to jail? >> she's in court. we'll have the latest after the break. >>> also, a feisty older lady gives robbers a run for their money. >>> more pain at the pump. could you be paying much more for gas if maryland lawmakers get their way? >>> i'm liz crenshaw. the tricks of the trade for valentines brunch. >>> news4 at 5:00 -- >> is just getting started. [ male announcer ] from maryland to the mall an
CNN
Feb 23, 2011 10:00pm EST
house, president obama spoke out against the violence today and spoke up for the libyan people. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous. and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. the change that is taking place across the region is being driven by the people of the region. this change doesn't represent the work of the united states or any foreign power. it represents the aspirations of people who are seeking a better life. as one libyan said, we just want to be able to live like human beings. we just want to be able to live like human beings. it is the most basic of aspirations. that is driving this change, and throughout this time of transition, the united states will continue to stand up for freedom, stand up for justice, and stand up for the dignity of all people. >> president obama today. but keeping them honest, the u.s. and europe has a lot to answer for in its willingness to turn a blind
CNN
Feb 27, 2011 10:00pm EST
. will voters respond to the gop hard line against collective bargaining. is president obama doing undercover to back unions, the democrats bread-and-butter. 2007 he said if the union was ever out on -- had issues, i'd be the first one out there on the picket lines with them. he hasn't been out there. >> no, he hasn't been out there. in fact, let's take the first question first. the fact republican governors are taking a hard line on spending in the states, we're seeing republicans taking a hard line in washington d.c., that is absolutely helping with their base. what their base is going to want is they continue to keep this hard line all the way through 2011, through 2012. that will help them on election day. at the same time, what democrats need to do is continue keep on fighting. president obama did make that comment. made it in south carolina when he was running for president. i will tell you he got a little bit of cover today from major union head on a sunday show, however, activists are very frustrated. they don't think he's doing enough. want to see him up in wisconsin. that's unlikely
FOX News
Feb 21, 2011 8:00pm EST
the wisconsin situation accurately. now, faced with the situation going against the left, president obama is in a tight spot. last week the house voted to de-fund public broadcasting and planned parenthood. the president knows the writing is on the proverbial wall. >> my bottom line is that i think the planned parenthood in the past has done good work. if there was a specific problem at this center, it should be addressed. but we shouldn't get so distracted with some of these issues that we ignore what's really going to determine how well our kids do in the future. >> bill: changing the subject. well, it's clear the president is not going to defend planned parenthood. most likely will not defend pbs or npr either. so it seems that the battle for fiscal responsibility is going against the american left. governor walker in wisconsin says he is not going to back down. and according to the rasmussen poll, likely voters are with him. the far left media can distort all it wants but big changes are coming all across the u.s.a. that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction joining us f
FOX News
Feb 9, 2011 1:00pm EST
trillion on the economic stimulus. and then they turned their attention to obama care. megyn: they said that would save jobs as well. >> we've seen the results of that, haven't we? instead, they've had piled enormous amounts of debt on to this country. blew up the deficit and -- megyn: when you hear dick durbin, number two democrat in the senate, saying, we don't know what we'll do next. and in this political environment where republicans are so focused on cutting spending, what could we get through? democrats believe we should spend more, more stimulus, more investment in infrastructure. and now it's not just durbin, because the democrats will have a retreat in virginia to talk about it. and senators across the conference are saying, they don't know what course their leaders will take to lower unemployment figures. >> look, everything they've tried so far has failed and cost the country trillions of dollars. the fundamental approach that the democrats have taken, which has proven to be a failure, is government intervention and government spending. what the republicans want to tell the
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 5:00am EST
president obama's 2012 budget proposal can be debated, congress needs to come to terms on the nation's current budget set to expire on march 4th. however, with the clock ticking down, lawmakers are at an impasse over proposed reductions the president says could endanger it. brian mooar joins us with details. good morning. >> reporter: there's no way to describe this other than a collision course between the white house and the republican-controlled house. house republicans went into the wee hours of the morning, knocking off about 1:00 a.m. they're trying to pass a $60 billion bill to cut government spending. it could go up to $115 billion. right now republicans are working their way through more than 400 different amendments, all of them designed to do what lawmakers said is basically cutting up the government's credit cards. house democrats are going to try to drag this out a bit. they are unlikely to keep this from passion. that moves to it the senate where it's going to face a lot of heat from senate democrats who control that chamber. then it's on to president obama who says he'
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
's going to vote for barack obama. the administration basically killed the project and went to the air force and said why don't you do it again? guess what, a swing state gets all those jobs. we want to know why america is dysfunctional economically? all you have to do is look at this sleazy story. "the mississippi sun herald" a much different reaction to boeing getting the contract. from the gulf coast, the european-based country competing for the deal was building inii tankers out of alabama. mike? >> "new york post," showç stopper, cbs has canceled the remaining season of "two and a half men" after charlie sheen attacked his employers in a radio show, calling the show's executive producer a clown, among other things. we'll play you that riveting radio interview. >> that is painful. >> you know, richard, we're going to be talking this morning as are a lot of people about the investigation based on "the race" article with the psy-ops. you say this is the story in afghanistan. >> the other story is a distraction. there's rogue generals who maybe go too far, what have you. i don't kn
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2011 9:00am EST
, but will the dictator from the desert answer president obama's call to leave power? we'll bring you that next on "msnbc sunday." >>> also ahead, the power of the protests here in the states and why demonstrators in wisconsin are facing a deadline that's just hours away. >>> plus, charlie sheen's show and tell. now he wants to prove he's unleashed his radio rep jobs with a sound mind. >>> and it's a testament to winter weather. there's snow in san diego. can you believe that, san diego? hi, everybody, i'm thomas roberts in today for alex witt, and welcome to "msnbc sunday." i appreciate your time. 9:00 here in the east, 6:00 out west. >>> we get straight to what's happening right now. fast-moving developments in libya this morning. antigovernment protesters say they're taking steps to form an alternative government. a member of the city council of benghazi says the libyan cities currently under the control of rebels have selected an ex-justice minister to lead a provisional government. also this morning, rebels say they now have control of the city closest to the capital of tripoli. nbc's stephanie gosk
ABC
Feb 26, 2011 11:00pm EST
in a few minutes. pamela? >> fenty, steve. >>> president obama warns that the federal government will suffer if they shut down next week unless congress can work out a budget compromise. republicans have proposed deep spending cuts. the stop got measure is being considered. the proposal would cut $4 billion of spending and keep the government running until mid march. >>> turning out to the oscar countdown, the red carpet has been ruled out, the performers have rehearsed, and soon it will be time for the stars to shine. cynne simpson and it arch campbell are live in hollywood. hi, guys, it must be fun. >> pamela, it has been amazing. we have only been here quite -- a couple days, but we are creating quite a splash. check it out, our logo in lights. and check this out, a star in our honor. >> that is not the permanent one. >> i am confident that it is coming. the red carpet and all of its presentation is weeks in the making, but the stars have been working on this for weeks. they say hollywood is the land of beautiful people. >> everything will be designer. everybody wants to look
ABC
Feb 21, 2011 7:00am PST
: but no room in the abby for the obamas or president sarkozy of france or his wife carla bruni. apparently, kanye west's name is on the door. william's a big fan. and thumbs up, too, for sir elton john. and harry is bringing chelsy davy. kate's pre-william fellow, yes, william's first love, yes, both on the list. william's aunt fergie, a snub. she fell out with diana and suffered some lurid headlines. >> he's not prepared to bury the hatchet with her. and frankly, i think the thought of her sitting in the pews with the rest of the world that day was too much. >> reporter: kate's black sheep uncle gary is coming. >> he's a millionaire exposed by the newspaper allegedly taking cocaine. >> reporter: 1900 guilt-edged invites were sent for the westminster abbey service. 600 of the guests will go on for lunch thrown by the queen and an intimate 300 will dine and dance that night at the palace. >> there will be foreign royals. the king of bahrain was invited before his troops opened fire on democracy protesters. there will be politicians, charity workers and william's military buddies. he's getti
CNN
Feb 14, 2011 3:00pm EST
've just heard from congressional republicans and they're saying mr. obama isn't even getting close to what needs to be done. take a listen to this. >> and so what did we just get today? we got a punt. the president punted on the budget, and he punted on the deficit and on the debt. that's not leadership. that's an add vocation of leadership. >> let me lay this out for you. this year the federal deficit is running at $1.65 trillion. the budget the president just sent to congress would trim it down to $1.1 trillion, a big reason it shrinks, no new extension of the bush tax cuts. another reason? spending cuts. take a look, cuts to the pell grant program, $8 billion, cuts to heat subsidies for the poor, cuts to housing and community development and as you probably know already, the president is talking about a five-year freeze on most nonsecurity spending. >>> in a number of places the budget actually goes up, but an overall boost in pentagon spending is seen as a prelude to cuts down the road. as for education and energy, they're clearly among the president's top priorities. here's mr. obama
CBS
Feb 5, 2011 6:00pm PST
. and the obama administration continues to work behind the scenes, pushing for an egyptian transition of power. we have a team of correspondents and expert analysis for you tonight, and we begin with mark strassmann in cairo. >> reporter: russ, there's a continuing clash here but it's not with rocks or punches. it's a fight over principle, and what is the needed timeline for mubarak to step aside? tahrir square felt more on edge today, vaguely ominous, as though protesters standing their ground might also be pushing their luck. for a 12th day, they chanted for change-- immediate, dramatic change. they'll leave once mubarak leaves. this protester said, "i don't want to go home. i won't sacrifice the blood of those who died." this past wednesday, cairo's streets erupted. that mayhem is now over but not the menace, not completely. in the square, the battle- scarred are everywhere and looking over their shoulder at a new worry-- egypt's army. the security presence here wants these protests to end. today a senior commander urged the crowd to bring down their barricades and go home. he was shouted d
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